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Do you remember what reading was like as a kid? Making weekly trips to the library to pick out ANY BOOK that you wanted. Intensively listening as someone read a story out loud to you and your peers. Looking in wonder at the pictures that went along with the words.
Even if you're an avid reader now, there's no denying that reading was a lot more enjoyable back then. Thankfully, that magic isn't gone. Here are five ways to tap into your inner child and make that next book on your to-read list a little more exceptional.
2. Read under the blankets (and don't forget the flashlight). This task sort of requires breaking the guidelines of #1. Wait until it's way past your bedtime, bury yourself in all the blankets you can find around the house, and turn on a flashlight (although, let's be honest, you'll probably use the light of your smart phone). You're breaking the rules! You're living dangerously! You're reading!
5. Read a book that requires you to do something. Activity books were a blast as a kid and there's no reason why the fun needs to stop. Your opportunities are endless, all waiting for you within the pages of books.
Maria Vicente is a literary agent intern living in Ottawa, Canada. She likes coffee, books, snail mail, and magic. You can find her on Twitter (@MsMariaVicente) or check out her website (mariavicente.com)